Millie Barnes is this close to finally achieving her perfect life. Rewarding job as a local doctor on Cape Cod? Check. Cute cottage of her very own? Check. Adorable dog suitable for walks past attractive locals? Check! All she needs is for golden boy and former crush Joe Carpenter to notice her, and Millie will be set. But perfection isn't as easy as it looks - especially when Sam Nickerson, a local policeman, is so distracting. He is definitely not part of her master plan. But maybe it's time for Millie to make a new plan....
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Perfect. Loved every minute. Kristan Higgins is a genius with romantic comedy. And Xe Sands is one of the best narrators out there. She could read me the phone book!
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loved the story...overall everything was excellent. ...I enjoyed everything about the story and the narrator was excellent too.
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Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins (Audio Edition)
Narrated by Xe Sands
I have had this book in my tbr pile for a while. Some of the reviews were not that favourable, so it kept getting pushed down the line. However, I finally decided to listen to it, largely because I love listening to Xe Sands (the narrator) and also because Kristan Higgins hasn’t steered me wrong so far.
The characters: Millie, she seemed a bit immature to me for a good chunk of this story. The whole “stalking a crush” is very much a high school girl thing and just seemed a bit pathetic for a smart woman, on the other hand I can see how she’d perhaps kept that crush alive in her mind for so long, that she just wanted it to happen….albeit desperately. She had some good growth in the book, which I liked to see and in the end she was a decent character.
Joe.. oy! That guy was too much. Some of the crap he pulled mad me just plain angry.. Then for Millie to just accept it! UGH!!! Whatever.. His immaturity matched Millie’s during that part of the book so, I guess I can’t complain too much. He had his sweet guy moments but he definitely wasn’t a normal Higgins hero that I would fall in love with.
Enter in Sam. Here’s the hero.. He’s a good guy, sweet, funny, caring. All the good stuff. I enjoyed his straightforwardness and conversations with Millie. The naturalness between these two is one of the reasons I kept reading… (the other pretty much was the narrator, I truly love her voice). Sam's teenage son Danny was also a great addition, and I really enjoyed the bond between him and Millie.
Now.. for the subplot… I will admit that I did get weirded out by the whole “ex-brother-in-law turned lover”, for the sole reason that he had a kid that, if this turned to marriage, would have to switch from her being Aunt Millie and now think of her as his step-mother.. But I must say.. Kristan Higgins even wrote this well. When it came right down to this part of the book.. I was fine with it.
In the end, this wasn’t a favourite of mine by this author but I am glad I read it.
I am a big fan of both Kristan Higgins and Xe Sands, so these two working together is a great marriage if story and narration.
Always on the lookout for a great listen, any genre, but mostly romance, mystery or adventure. Alpha males and smart women? Yes, please.
I did not enjoy this story. Too much time was spent in the heroine's angsty head. The story was lackluster. Worst of all, I always enjoy Kristen Higgins humor, but this book had none. Of course I could have missed it, as I fast-forwarded through the last third of the book.
Did not read print version
She sounds like she has a sense of humor. I think she is an excellent narrator.
Yes I did. I didn't laugh or cry. I guess I was a tad bit too judgmental...I was creeped out. And I did not like the ending. It just seemed so unrealistic....Just could not get past it. Kristin Higgins clearly manipulated us into hating one of the characters for a reason. It didn't change my mind into liking the ending. But here's the thing, I have listened to this audiobook more than once. That is why I did not return it.
I liked this book, but I really did not want to.
Probably not. Storyline didn't make the main character seems very independent, confident, etc. considering she was a doctor. Story drug on with the same insecurities.
Not sure, but will look for another "series" author.
The audio for this was so hard to understand. I used three different devices and sound quality was bad on all three making it very difficult to understand. Had to force myself to finish listening and didn't enjoy having to work that hard at it.
No other characters to follow.
Book just needed spice.
Due to being on the road hours most days, I'm an avid Audible fan! I live vicariously through the stories as the miles pass.
Xe Sands is one of my all time favorite narrators, so that helped. Without spoiling it for anyone else, I just have to ask .... "really?!". The main character never thought to wonder or question anything about this guy she's stalked for 15 years? The idea for the book, while initially appealing, was just run into the ground ... in my opinion. I kept asking myself how she could be smart enough to make it through med school, yet so absolutely oblivious to everything else. Interesting concept, no passion.
Not a lot happens in this story. It is entirely from the point of view of the inexperienced woman who is quite confused. The beginning especially dragged and was a bit whiny. Not the fault of Xe Sands who performed the book quite well.
A different Narrator. I have no idea what this book is about. I could not listen to this narrator...it was awful !
Yes, if there were a different narrator.
absolutely not ! I like listening to soft voices but this was just monotonous and monotone. I seriously could not listen to the book because the words droned from one into the other.
I'm going to try listening to this book one more time...ugh !
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